Tornado Relief Information

On Sunday, October 20, tornadoes devastated parts of Dallas and the surrounding communities, including schools, homes, and businesses. The Dallas Regional Chamber has compiled a list of resources to help those affected by the storm. Please consider donating and sharing with others.

City of Dallas

The City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund helps local organizations respond to broad-based community emergencies that severely affect Dallas.

Dallas Independent School District

Dallas ISD has asked that tornado relief monetary donations be donated to The Dallas Education Foundation who is collecting donations on behalf Dallas ISD for its Tornado Relief Fund. For those seeking to help in other ways, please refer to Dallas ISD’s website.

North Texas Food Bank

North Texas Food Bank is providing assistance to its community partners in helping those affected by the tornado. Donations are being accepted on their website.

Communities Foundation of Texas

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has provided a few ways to help on their website. They are accepting donations to their Mass Care Task Force Fund, which helps maximize the disaster-related services provided by the American Red Cross North Texas Region, the Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, the North Texas Food Bank, and VolunteerNow. CFT is also accepting donations to its Long-Term Rebuilding Fund to support medium- to long-term community needs in response to disasters and tragedies.

United Way Metropolitan Dallas

The United Way Metropolitan Dallas has gathered resources to assist our communities in need.

Richardson Independent School District

Richardson ISD has requested that monetary donations be donated to the Network of Community Ministries. The Network of Community Ministries has a service area encompassing the 14 zip codes in Dallas County that make up the Richardson ISD. Their mission is to care, coach and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.

American Red Cross North Texas Region

The Red Cross has established an emergency financial assistant program for those affected by the Tornado and will be issuing the attached media release shortly. They will be establishing two financial assistant centers, one in Richardson and one in Dallas which should be opened by mid-morning. The Dallas location will be established at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 9509 Midway Rd, Dallas. OEM staff are also developing plans to turn this location into a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) beginning on Monday. More details about the additional services at the MARC will be provided in a subsequent update.

For additional resources, visit the Communities Foundation of Texas Tornado Recovery page.

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